Meet our Specialists
Stephen LaPlante, MS, PT, ATCTeam Leader Sports Rehabilitation
The Team Lead Physical Therapist, Stephen graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with a master’s in Physical Therapy and a master’s in Athletic Training. He is certified in the Functional Movement Screen, Selective Functional Movement Assessment level 1, and the Functional Capacity Screen. His areas of special interest include working with sports-related injuries including ACL injuries and shoulder and elbow injuries. Stephen has given numerous lectures related to return to sports following ACL and baseball injuries, as well as injury prevention strategies
Wesley Bell M.Ed, LAT, ATC, CSCSAthletic Trainer
An Athletic Trainer, Wesley is graduated from Western Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. He then obtained his Master of Education degree from North Carolina State University. Wesley is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist and in sound-assisted soft-tissue mobilization. His areas of special interest include developing maintenance and rehabilitation programs for the overhead athlete in a collegiate setting.
Sarah Garza, OTROccupational Therapist
Sarah Garza is an Occupational Therapist who specializes in hand therapy. She graduated cum laude from Texas Women’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has more than fifteen years of outpatient therapy experience Sarah’s areas of special interest are upper extremity rehabilitation post traumatic injuries, hand clinic coverage, brachial plexus rehabilitation, arthritic pain, prosthetic training, and custom static/dynamic splint fabrication.
Benjamin Gloff, PT, DPTPhysical Therapist
Ben is a licensed Physical Therapist who received his Bachelor of Science degree from Health Sciences at Baylor University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Harding University. He is certified in selective functional movement assessment, level 1 and is EXOS Performance Specialist certified. His areas of special interest include soccer-, basketball- and baseball-specific rehabilitation, return to play after ACL injury and concussion rehabilitation.
Brian Heiser, PT, DPT, SCSPhysical Therapist
A Physical Therapist, Brian graduated from Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, an exercise science. Following graduation, Brian attended Wheeling Jesuit University, where he earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist In Sports Physical Therapy and is certified in dry needling. His area of special interest is educating the athlete on running efficiency, economy, injury prevention and optimizing performance.
Barry Jones, MEd, LAT, ATCAthletic Trainer
Barry is a licensed and certified Athletic Trainer. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University, and master’s degree in Sports Administration from the University of Arkansas. He was part of three NCAA National Champion teams with the Razorbacks, then spent 14 years as an athletic trainer in a number of Texas high schools. He spent two seasons as Head Athletic Trainer for the Texas AirHogs baseball club. He is certified in Blood Flow Restriction therapy and Spinal Manipulation Therapy 1.
Jennifer Kieschnick, PT, DPT, Cert. DNPhysical Therapist
Jennifer, a Physical Therapist, received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist in Physical Therapy and is certified in dry needling and selective functional movement assessment, level 1. Jennifer is part of the Andrews Institute’s Dance Sports Medicine and Concussion programs and her areas of special interest include ACL recovery, general pediatric orthopedic conditions, acute pain responses in the active pediatric patient, clinical mentorship and research.
Alexander Lopez, MS, LAT, ATC, CESAthletic Trainer
A licensed and NATA certified Athletic Trainer, Alexander received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training from San Jose State University. He obtained his Master of Science degree in Rehabilitative Science from California University of Pennsylvania. Alexander’s areas of special interest incudes youth sports, high school and collegiate athletics, Olympic trials and professional football.
Holly Nieman, MS, LAT, ATC, EMT, CESAthletic Trainer
A licensed and certified Athletic Trainer, Holly received her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the Northern Michigan University and interned her senior year with NYU’s Harkness Center for Dance Injuries. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the California University of Pennsylvania. Holly is a certified Emergency Medical Technician, a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and a Corrective Exercise Specialist. Holly’s areas of special interest include dance rehabilitation and community outreach.
Julie Rosado, PT, MPTPhysical Therapist
Julie is a licensed Physical Therapist and received her Masters in Physical Therapy from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She is a Board Certified Pediatric Specialist in Physical Therapy and is certified in selective functional movement assessment, level 1. Julie is part of the Children’s Health Andrews Institute Dance Medicine Program and her areas of special interest include working with youth athletes, ACL recovery, pediatric orthopedic conditions, concussions, and developmental conditions.
Benjamin Seagraves, PT, DPT, SCS, ATCPhysical Therapist
A Physical Therapist, Ben obtained his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Georgia followed by a doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia. He is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports, a Titleist Performance Institute Level 2 Medical Professional and is certified in dry needling and trained in manual therapy. Ben’s areas of special interest are golf-specific rehabilitation, return-to-play decision making after ACL injury and concussion rehabilitation.
Victoria Walters, ATC, LATAthletic Trainer
Tori Walters is an Athletic Trainer who graduated from Texas State University with a double major in Athletic Training and Exercise Sports Science and a focus in Pre-Physical Therapy. Tori is certified in TRX Suspension Training and her areas of special interest include working with sports-related injuries including ACL, ankle and hip injuries and the overall reduction of youth sport injuries.
Michelle Zammit, MA, LATAthletic Trainer
Michelle is the Clinical Outreach Coordinator for the Andrews Institute Rehabilitation Department. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha University with her master’s in Athletic Training and obtained her Bachelor in Science from Oakland University. She is certified in the Graston technique. Michelle has been the Head Athletic Trainer for several professional sports teams, including most recently the Dallas Rattlers Major League Lacrosse team.